Saltash is a town in Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. It has a population of about 17,000. It lies in the southeast of Cornwall, facing Plymouth over the River Tamar.

It is in the Caradon district and is known as "the gateway to Cornwall". Saltash means ash tree by the salt mill. Saltash is the largest town within the Caradon area, and is one of the largest in Cornwall.

The community school in Saltash was designated as a Science and Mathematics & Computing Specialist College in September 2004, and renamed to community school. It recently topped the list for schools in South East Cornwall, and is one of the best in Cornwall

Saltash is also the location of Isambard Kingdom Brunel's Royal Albert Bridge, opened by HRH Prince Albert on May 2, 1859. It takes the railway line across the River Tamar. Alongside it is the Tamar Bridge, a toll bridge carrying the A38 trunk road, which in 2001 became the first suspension bridge to be widened whilst remaining open to traffic.


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Last update: 10 May 2021 @ 03:42

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